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** FILE ** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outline the main areas of proposed defense spending cuts during a Jan. 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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Afghanistan's Minister of National Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak meets April 10, 2012, with Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a news conference at the Pentagon outside Washington on Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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Sen. Scott P. Brown, Massachusetts Republican, has transferred from his state's National Guard to a unit in Maryland, which allows him to serve in the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens March 26, 2012, during a news conference at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (right), accompanied by Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 28, 2012, before the Senate Budget Committee on the Pentagon's fiscal 2013 budget. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (left, with back to camera) greets Lt. Gen. Prince Feisal bin Hussein (center) and Lt. Gen. Mashal al-Zaben of Jordan on their arrival at the Pentagon on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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**FILE** U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies Feb. 14, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee to outline the Pentagon's budget. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outline the main areas of proposed defense spending cuts during a Jan. 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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Pentagon to move women closer to front lines

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**FILE** President Obama leaves Feb. 3, 2012, after speaking about the economy during an event at Fire Station #5 in Arlington, Va. Fire Station No. 5 was one of the first stations to respond to the 9/11 attack at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon on Jan. 27, 2012, to discuss cuts to the Army. (Associated Press)

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The USS Enterprise is among a fleet of 11 carriers that the Navy maintains by law, but Pentagon budget cuts have the service talking behind the scenes of protecting only 10 for future missions, sources say. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, joined by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (third from left), Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey (center) and various senior Defense Department and military officials, discusses the Defense Strategic Review and a military strategy that will include large defense cuts at the Pentagon on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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President Obama (right) and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta share a laugh with the press corps after the president spoke on the Defense Strategic Review on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the Pentagon in Arlington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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** FILE ** Pentagon press secretary George Little (center) takes part in an audio news conference with Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Clark of the Air Force Special Operations Command (pictured on a television top right) at the Pentagon on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey arrive for a news conference at the Pentagon on Thursday. Mr. Panetta ordered new reviews into mismanagement at the military's national mortuary in Delaware. (Associated Press)

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Todd Bryant, of Springfield, Va., from left, Steve Cribby, of Bowie, Md., and Stanley Cowan, of Washington, D.C., wait inside the Pentagon metro station to "stay warm as long as I can," said Bryant, before running in the 36th Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va. on Oct. 30, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is escorted in the rain to his car at the Pentagon on Oct. 12, 2011, after his meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. (Associated Press)

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Tesfaye Sendeku, 26, of Ethiopia finishes in first place at the 27th Army Ten-Miler race at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 9, 2011. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)